Guyana Green State Development Strategy

Sustainable Land Management and Development

Project Timeline

Sustainable Land Management and Development 1

Quick Facts

Total Project Budget: US$ 12 Million

Partner Entity:Sustainable Land Management and Development 2

Implementing Agency: Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission

Project Background and Summary

Sustainable Land Management and Development 3Through this project Guyana will aim to engender productive use of especially deforested and degraded lands. The project also seeks to transform current land management practices in Guyana to ensure sustainability in land management systems and streamline provision of land services to land-users and decision-makers, in order to foster long-term economic, social and environmental development in the country.

Status Update

An international individual consultant and a local individual consultant were recruited by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (UNFAO) to conduct the necessary baseline studies and develop the project document, which is currently at an advanced stage.

On March 2nd 2017 the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission in partnership with the UNFAO conducted a sensitisation and validation workshop for the project concept with key stakeholders and are using the feedback to finalise the project document.

The project document is expected to be posted to the website in May 2017 for the public review and comment period.

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Partner Entities   Implementing Agencies
Inter-American Development Bank Small Business Bureau - Ministry of Business
United Nations Development Programme Ministry of Agriculture
United Nations Environmental Programme Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations Guyana Forestry Commission
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ICT Access and e-Services for Hinterland Poor and Remote Communities

Project Timeline

ICT Access and e Services for Hinterland Poor and Remote Communities 4

Quick Facts

Total Project Budget: US$ 17 Million

Partner Entity:ICT Access and e Services for Hinterland Poor and Remote Communities 3

Implementing Agency: E-Government Unit, Ministry of Public Telecommunications

Project Background and Summary

ICT Access and e Services for Hinterland Poor and Remote Communities 5The objective of this project is to provide Information & Communications Technology (ICT) access and electronic services to hinterland, poor and remote communities throughout Guyana. The project aims to provide the necessary infrastructure, equipment, hardware, and software necessary to enable access to high quality ICT, training and e-services in all parts of Guyana, with particular attention given to vulnerable groups and remote communities who might otherwise be excluded. It is visualised that the project will provide the supporting capacity to create linkages to generate inter-sectoral benefits in areas such as education, health and business. The goals of the project include the development of a digital knowledge-based society, enhancement of national efficiency and competitiveness and the promotion of inclusive and sustainable growth and development.

Status Update

A baseline and needs assessment study was commissioned by the Government of Guyana with support from the United Nations Development Programme in executing the procurement process for the consultancy. The German firm Detecon International GmbH was awarded the contract following an open competitive procurement process and produced the following reports:

  1. Baseline Report focused on market research looking at Guyana’s profile, education, health, business; and as-is analysis of technical infrastructure and regulation
  2. Technical Report that looked at a technology assessment, design options for Guyana, commercial assessment of solutions, proposed Guyana solution, rollout phases, stakeholder analysis, business models, implication for legislation and policy development, implementation plan
  3. E-Services Readiness Assessment Report highlighting important service needs, status quo of e-services readiness today, vision of e-services offered by government agencies, description of selected e-services, implementation roadmap and cost approximation, key success factors for e-government service implementation

The project document, building on information from the baseline and needs assessment study, is currently in the final stages of development and is expected to be posted to the GRIF website for public review and comment in May 2017.

Documents / Attachments

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Partner Entities   Implementing Agencies
Inter-American Development Bank Small Business Bureau - Ministry of Business
United Nations Development Programme Ministry of Agriculture
United Nations Environmental Programme Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations Guyana Forestry Commission
World Bank  

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Guyana Green State Development Strategy

GSDS Project Timeline

Quick Facts

Total Project Budget: US$ 1.2 Million

Partner Entity: unep logo

Implementing Agency: Office of Climate Change

Project Background and Summary

This project aims to respond and articulate the increasing demand for methodological and analytical support for the development of a long-term platform illustrating strategies and the necessary policies that will ensure the enabling conditions for Guyana’s transition to a green economy, and achieving the ultimate goal of sustainable development. The project will support multidisciplinary research, knowledge exchange and country engagement to help Guyana to transform their national economic structures to greener economy pathways, greening the economic sectors, generating new market opportunities and decent jobs, enhancing low-carbon efforts and climate resilience and sustainable consumption and production patterns.

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Institutional Strengthening Phase 2

Project Timeline

Institutional Strengthening Phase 2 1

Quick Facts

Total Project Budget: US$ 22 Million

Partner Entity:Institutional Strengthening Phase 2 2

Implementing Agency: Department of Environment

Project Background and Summary

The overall objective of the project is to create the enabling environment to allow the access to and programmatic utilization of climate finance in Guyana, based on the incorporation of climate change considerations in the country’s long term development planning. Ultimately, the operation will build climate resilience in various priority thematic areas including ’agriculture’, ‘indigenous peoples,’ ’community and regional development’, and ’ecosystems and biodiversity’, and will help reduce GHG emissions in the productive sectors of agriculture, mining and logging, allowing Guyana to meet its current commitments with UNFCCC and those under interim REDD+ partnerships.

This phase 2 of the Institutional Strengthening project follows phase 1 which sought to enhance national institutional capacity in Guyana to address the impacts of climate change through the effective implementation of the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), and to assist Guyana in meeting its commitments under interim Reducing Emissions from Deforestation, forest Degradation and sustainable forest management (REDD+) partnerships.

Status Update

The draft project document is currently being discussed and finalised between the Government of Guyana and the Partner Entity for the project, the Inter-American Development, and is expected to be posted to the GRIF website in September 2017.

Documents / Attachments

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Partner Entities   Implementing Agencies
Inter-American Development Bank Small Business Bureau - Ministry of Business
United Nations Development Programme Ministry of Agriculture
United Nations Environmental Programme Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations Guyana Forestry Commission
World Bank  

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Norwegian Team in Guyana to Discuss GRIF Projects

Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, on Thursday, received a courtesy call from a visiting Norwegian delegation currently in Guyana to meet with their counterpart agencies to discuss Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF) projects, at his office at the Ministry of the Presidency.

Guyana’s Office of Climate Change and the Project Management Office for the GRIF Project both fall within the Minister’s purview.

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